Local Impact Partners

Franklin Area Sites

PATH PROJECT
Location: 700 W Meade Blvd Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Margaret Jane Strelecki
Appropriate Ages: Highschool-Adult
 

Rolling Hills and Path Project began a partnership in 2012 to launch a program for at-risk youth in the Franklin Estates mobile home community, which is home to mainly first and second generation Hispanic immigrants. Many of these children lack positive role models, basic learning skills, and face the hopelessness that often leads to gang violence, teen pregnancy, and high drop out rates. We work with families, schools, and businesses to help the kids at Franklin Estates find the right path for their lives - spiritually, socially, and academically. 

  • Tuesday 3:00-4:00 Middle School
  • Tuesday 4:15-5:15 3rd & 4th grade
  • Thursday 3:00-4:00 PreK and K
  • Thursday 4:15-5:15 1st & 2nd grade

In addition to serving with the tutoring program, Community Groups can provide individually packaged snacks and drinks or school supplies (mainly new/gently used books) for the ongoing ministry. Around the holiday season there are also many opportunities for Community Groups to sponsor an age group, help out with Christmas parties, or support a Franklin Estates family. For any additional interests or question, call Margaret Jane

GRACEWORKS MINISTRIES
Location: 104 Southeast Parkway Franklin, TN 37064
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

In Williamson County, TN, struggling families turn to GraceWorks Ministries, a Christian nonprofit which helps supply the basics of life, including food items or assistance with rent or utilities. They have multiple outlets for you and your community group to serve:

Thrift Store
Tag & sort clothes
Price & organize home goods
Sort, fold & price linens
Restock merchandise
Sort new donations
Organize & clean

Food Pantry
Assemble Fuel Bags
Process new food donations
Sort food by type & expiration date
Organize stored foods in warehouse
Restock pantry shelves
Fill grocery carts
Database/Administration
Enter client & donation information
Create signage, file, organize supplies
Answer phones & assist clients

In addition to the ongoing needs, they are in need of volunteers for the following upcoming events:

  • Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk -help includes set up, clean up, and/or registration
  • Thanksgiving Baskets/Christmas Baskets: organize and deliver food baskets around the holiday
Location: OFFICE | WAREHOUSE ADDRESS:
533 Brick Church Park Drive | Nashville TN 37207
Appropriate Ages: 12 and up

Providing meals is the main focus. To alleviate the suffering of underprivileged children, the homeless, and the working poor by providing life-sustaining resources and a message of hope! 

Volunteer

 
WAVES, INC.
Location: 145 Southeast Pkwy Suite 100 Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Person: Emily Layton or (615) 794-7955, ext. 2128
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult
 

WAVES works on behalf of individuals with intellectual disabilities and operates eight homes and four apartments in Fairview and Franklin.  WAVES currently provides around-the-clock support and services for 27 individuals. Volunteers and community groups are needed to do yard or housework at residential homes, office support, assisting at special events, and helping clients at Day programs.

Nashville Area Sites

NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CAMPUS
Women's Campus: 
Location: 1716 Rosa L Parks Blvd Nashville, TN 37208
Contact: (615) 312-1586
 
MEN'S CAMPUS: 
Location: 639 Lafayette Street Nashville, TN 37203
Contact: (615) 312-1544
Appropriate Ages: 10 - Adult

Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing, and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life degrading problems. Our goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him, gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community. Volunteers can help serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to residents and walk-ins, as well as teach a class, tutor a student, or play with kids.

SHOWERUP

Nashville Location: Sundays 1:30 – 3:30 PM Jefferson Street Bridge on 2nd Street & Mondays 6 – 8:30 PM War Memorial Plaza
Contact Person: Paul and Rhonda Schmitz
Appropriate Ages: Family Friendly

ShowerUp’s mission is to build relationships, restore hope and dignity, and show the love of God with those in need by providing them with shower services and personal care. *Shower Kits can also be made for this ministry.

 
4:13 STRONG
Location: 1262 Foster Ave. Nashville, TN 37210
Contact Person: Steve Norris
Appropriate Ages: 10 – Adult
 

4:13 Strong aims to help break the cycle of poverty, crime, and dependency by providing faith-based educational, vocational, and life skills training. Their vision is to create the path to legitimacy, independence, and self-sufficiency for at-risk young men who want to radically improve their lives. Community groups can help prepare a dinner meal and then eat with the men or provide some evening tutoring. Tutoring requires no special knowledge—just a little patience is needed. Other volunteer opportunities include providing non-perishable food items or doing a campus work day (gutter cleaning, landscaping, painting, basketball court repair, etc.). Men can also join in on a 4:13 small group, host a movie night with the boys, grocery shop for the house, organize experiences for the boys like fishing, hiking, canoeing…etc. You can also show your support by attending their upcoming event:

NURSING HOMES We work with 

*All Nursing Homes are appropriate for Birth – Adult participants

CLAIBORNE HUGHES
Location: 200 Strahl Street Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-791-1103
MORNING POINTE OF BRENTWOOD
Location: 1522 Wilson Pike Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: 615-285-3455 (office)